China Businesscast: Indigenous Innovation in China


Is China to be the next hotbed of innovation?

China wants to design its own iPods instead of just putting them together.

In this episode your Danwei correspondents talk about China’s goal of “indigenous innovation”.

China is following two paths of innovation: State-driven innovation, such as the space program and military modernization, and private sector innovation, such as semiconductors and pharmaceuticals.

Maya Alexandri talks with Robert Ness about the implications of these two types of innovation to China’s economic and foreign policy goals, as well as the institutions needed to support these kinds of innovation.

Listen to our discussion on “Indigenous Innovation” in China.

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